Wednesday, April 6, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is focussing on Smoky Slate, my favourite grey in Stampin' Up!'s Neutrals colour family.

I have designed a card that would be fitting for a wedding or engagement.  The beautiful embossed detail on the background piece of Smoky Slate card, along with the embossed and die cut focal heart, is courtesy of the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder (and matching dies).

I used the Dahlia Days bundle to create the stamped and die-cut flowers, and beautiful floral die-cut piece that provides detail behind the heart.  The flowers were stamped in Smoky Slate and Pale Papaya inks.

Using Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card pieces from which I cut the flowers (both stamped, and intricate layer) made it easy to cleanly adhere all the die-cut bits.

The sentiment, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set, was stamped in Smoky Slate ink on Basic White card.  I used my Stamparatus, so I could ink and stamp the word several times, to achieve good depth of colour.  After cutting the sentiment out using a label die from the Beautiful Trees Dies, I used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to raise it up on top of the heart.

Two lengths of White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon were coloured with my Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker; this is how I created my custom-coloured bow.

Iridescent Rhinestones scattered around the card add a little sparkle, to finish off.

In this photo you can clearly see how I tucked the tails of the bow under the raised sentiment:

Inside the card, I added a Basic White card panel, stamped simply with some of the little flower clusters from Dahlia Days:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rosa Leyden.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of everyone participating in the Smoky Slate blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job every week of co-ordinating our colour shares.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List


  1. You surprised me Christine, I was sure it would be a masculine card. This is gorgeous!
    Totally feminine and so delicate.

  2. Rachel Woollard06 April, 2022 20:12

    Very pretty card Christine, I love the embossed floral background and the Iridescent Rhinestones are the perfect final touch.

  3. So soft and so stunning Christine. I love the little touches of Pale Papaya and all the incredible texture on your beautiful card.

  4. Another lovely card Christine and perfect for a wedding or engagement. Love the little Pale Papaya flowers, the intricate Dahlia background die cut piece. Gorgeous. Xxx

  5. A beautiful card Christine and would not have thought to adhere the heart to the Dahlia die cut - great pairing! So pretty!

  6. What a delightful card, Christine. I love the coloured crinkle ribbon bow and the floral textured background. The hint of Pale Papaya and the Iridescent Rhinestones certainly finish it beautifully.

  7. Haha I agree with Rachel, I thought for sure you would create a male card for Smoky Slate. Having said that your card is so soft and elegant.It wasn't until I read the text that I actually saw the Iridescent Rhinestones, subtle but I'm sure add a beautiful touch in real life.

  8. Very pretty and feminine, Christine. I love a multi use card. The beautifully embossed Smoky Slate background looks like a piece of vellum at first glance. So many pretty details throughout the design.